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#1 Post by Dawson » 04 Aug 2010, 05:52

So, this new show started on BBC last week, a modern day Sherlock Holmes commissioned by the BBC, Martin Freeman as Dr Watson fresh from Afghanistan...

It's actually pretty good. In fact I loved the first episode. Dunno how it will progress, and the first episode was a bit like atching the Princess Bride... but very enjoyable. And what better neame for an actor to play Sherlock himself than Benedict Cumberbatch

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Re: Sherlock

#2 Post by » 04 Aug 2010, 06:26

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#3 Post by Coco » 08 Aug 2010, 11:23

First episode was very good. Second less so, but still better than most things on TV at the moment.

Benedict Cumberbatch makes a very good Sherlock for the new millenium. I think the writers have toned down the arrogance to make him more likeable but he still demonstrates the complete lack of regard to all other human beings.

Martin Freeman is very good as Watson. His general demeanor of sidekick/tag-alonger is very much in the same vein of the books.

There's plenty of room to grow the characters though and I hope that the first series of only 3 episodes (which is stupidly short) will prove successful enough to warrant a longer series.
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#4 Post by DrG » 08 Aug 2010, 14:18

I've been enjoying Sherlock as well, and it was good to see a decent update to the classic story. Wasn't sure how it would work in modern times but it held up pretty well.

Sherlock had some very Asperger's-ish characteristics in this series, or am I confusing that with being a bit of a prick?
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Re: Sherlock

#5 Post by Dawson » 10 Aug 2010, 05:22

Loved epsiode 3... and apparently America has got it on PBS now? There should definately be a second season, with a few moer than 3 epsiodes, but the BBC can't afford that much
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#6 Post by DrG » 10 Aug 2010, 16:12

Apparently there is definitely going to be another series, but how many episodes and when we will get them is still under discussion.
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Re: Sherlock

#7 Post by snotball » 11 Aug 2010, 22:59

Just finished watching the second episode.
For someone with superior intelect, wouldn't it have been far more easier to lay down the chair on its side, instead of trying to untie the woman while being strangled? :roll:
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Re: Sherlock

#8 Post by snotball » 12 Aug 2010, 01:26

Yep, episode 3 was very good, as was mentioned here.
I really love how real Sherlock Holmes stories were adapted in this series or even mildly mentioned.
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Re: Sherlock

#9 Post by Dawson » 30 Aug 2010, 11:18

Definately back for 3 more epsiodes next year... don't know why so few episodes, probably not a big budget, what with all the fucking reality shows and telephone phone ins the UK does to ruin tv... that's pretty poor, but something to look forward to I guess
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#10 Post by sldawgs » 30 Aug 2010, 11:59

dawson99 wrote:Definately back for 3 more epsiodes next year... don't know why so few episodes, probably not a big budget, what with all the fucking reality shows and telephone phone ins the UK does to ruin tv... that's pretty poor, but something to look forward to I guess
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#11 Post by Dawson » 30 Aug 2010, 12:01

yeah but you got more channels, so it doesnt affect you as much, you got HBO, we got... film4?

Its horrible, non stop soaps and reality tv... 4 months of XFactor, 3 months of big brother, then theres dancing on ice, im a celebrity get me out of here, 500 cooking shows, andrew lloyd webber, musicals, everything... argh
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#12 Post by sldawgs » 30 Aug 2010, 12:06

dawson99 wrote:yeah but you got more channels, so it doesnt affect you as much, you got HBO, we got... film4?

Its horrible, non stop soaps and reality tv... 4 months of XFactor, 3 months of big brother, then theres dancing on ice, im a celebrity get me out of here, 500 cooking shows, andrew lloyd webber, musicals, everything... argh
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#13 Post by F.N.G. » 30 Aug 2010, 12:12

dawson99 wrote:Definately back for 3 more epsiodes next year... don't know why so few episodes, probably not a big budget, what with all the fucking reality shows and telephone phone ins the UK does to ruin tv... that's pretty poor, but something to look forward to I guess
Probably because they're 90mins. They could (and maybe should) break them up to 6 x 45min shows. But stunt scheduling seems to be the new in at the moment (e.g. the "week long" dramas). TV have become short sighted and just want figures for the next week, never mind the oncoming months.

PS - In some ways I agree with Dawson, British TV used to be something you could be proud in, but at the moment all our best shows are US imports. Reall resent having to pay licence fee for non-stop shit, whereas 10 years ago I actually supported the idea.
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#14 Post by DrG » 30 Aug 2010, 15:27

sldawgs wrote:
dawson99 wrote:yeah but you got more channels, so it doesnt affect you as much, you got HBO, we got... film4?

Its horrible, non stop soaps and reality tv... 4 months of XFactor, 3 months of big brother, then theres dancing on ice, im a celebrity get me out of here, 500 cooking shows, andrew lloyd webber, musicals, everything... argh
Just more channels to put unnecessary reality shows on (Jersey Shore, The Real Housewives of Orange County, Armed & Famous, 500 car shows, Bait Car, The Principal's Office).
Dog the Bounty Hunter, that bloody Kardashians show, the Dudesons in American (leave them in Scandanavia), Most Shocking __________ (insert Car Chases/Police Busts, etc etc), Greatest Warrior (this show so takes the piss but I love it), and a dozen or so more that have made it over here.

People look at me funny sometimes when I say that I don't watch soaps (Coronation St, Eastenders, Hollyoaks). Why? I don't have time to watch such pithy bollocks. I don't watch Big Brother, and the only reality TV I like is X Factor and Britain's Got Talent. British TV is total crap now, and for the money we pay we don't get anywhere enough decent dramas or comedies. Sherlock was excellent and it will be a long wait until this time next year.

What else has Britain produced recently that was decent, apart from Dr Who? Luther was really good, but is only going to be specials next year. We definitely get our best shows from the US (24, Lost, Mad Men, Dexter, Glee, The Wire, and probably a few more too, they are just favourites of mine).
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Re: Sherlock

#15 Post by Steel Frog » 25 Oct 2010, 08:19

Finally made it to PBS here last night. Not bad. I'll certainly watch another episode.

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#16 Post by Sela » 25 Oct 2010, 08:39

Steel Frog wrote:Finally made it to PBS here last night. Not bad. I'll certainly watch another episode.
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#17 Post by alan smithee » 25 Nov 2010, 04:17

Finally got around to ep. 1. Made me think (yet again) how Monk, Psych, etc. are all descended from Holmes. In particular, the text appearing on the screen (e.g., to see what Holmes is noticing (e.g., "dry"), to see what's on someone's mobile, etc.) is very Psych-ish. (Sherlock taking from Psych who took from (ACD's) Sherlock.)
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#18 Post by Dawson » 07 Jan 2012, 07:03

Good to see Season 2 has lost none of it's charm, cracking show
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#19 Post by Sela » 07 Jan 2012, 10:02

Dawson wrote:Good to see Season 2 has lost none of it's charm, cracking show
I can't wait....until summer :balrog:
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#20 Post by Dawson » 07 Jan 2012, 10:14

don't you guys all just use torrents? or have bbc worldwide?
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#21 Post by snotball » 07 Jan 2012, 12:21

Dawson wrote:don't you guys all just use torrents? or have bbc worldwide?
Apparently not.
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#22 Post by Sela » 07 Jan 2012, 21:21

snotball wrote:
Dawson wrote:don't you guys all just use torrents? or have bbc worldwide?
Apparently not.
I understand that BBC America will not be playing it.

As for the torrents.....I prefer the version they do here, when they dub it to American :tongue:
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#23 Post by Dawson » 16 Jan 2012, 02:08

God Damn epsiode 3 was a good one. This show almost brings back my faith in the BBC.
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#24 Post by knarf » 16 Jan 2012, 07:19

Sela wrote:I understand that BBC America will not be playing it
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#25 Post by Dawson » 16 Jan 2012, 07:22

knarf wrote:
Sela wrote:I understand that BBC America will not be playing it
:o :rant:
I don't get that, it's the best thing England ahs done drama wise in fecking ages... waiting for DVD sales or just to lose it all on torrents?
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